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I don't often use body lotions or body butters on my skin as my skin doesn't get dry often. When it starts getting warmer so that my arms aren't covered up with jumpers and cardigans then I start occasionally using creams. I received the strawberry body butter for Christmas off my mam as a stocking filler. I don't often shop in the body shop as its out of my price range and as I'm an Avon representative I get products at a discount so whenever I need to buy products I usually buy from Avon. On checking the body shop website I've found that this body butter is available for £13 for 200ml.
The body butter came in a circular red tub, on the lid there is a picture of the top of one strawberry with the body shop logo in the centre. It states on the tub that this body butter is for normal to dry skin and has 24hour hydration and contains shea butter. It has a nice simple design and the lid screws on and off easily.
On unscrewing the lid you notice the strong strawberry scent instantly, I think it smells sweeter than strawberries though and it smells exactly the same as strawberry mousse to me. I like the scent of it although it is really strong so if you use it on a morning I think the scent would mix with your perfume to much so it might be better to use it on a evening so the scent has worn off by morning. The body butter is really thick and almost looks solid. It was full right to near the top which I like as I find it so annoying when you buy a product which is in a big tub taking up room with my other products yet its only half full. As the butter is so thick I just ran my fingers over the top in circular motions to get some on my finger tips as I didn't want to just dig my finger in leaving a hole and wasting product. I rubbed a small amount on my arm and it rubbed in easily and evenly, within a few minutes it has soaked in so I wasn't waiting around for it to dry. As I get quite dry feet I decided to try a small amount on them, when I put cream on my feet I always put some trainer socks on over the top to keep the moisture in. I dabbed a small amount onto my feet, rubbed in and put some socks on and left them on for a few hours. I can never sleep with socks on so when I was going to bed I took them off and couldn't believe how soft my feet were after just one use, it had completely soaked into my feet and didn't leave any residue on the socks, my arms also felt a lot softer too. I could still smell the strawberry scent on my arms too.
I'm impressed with this product and I'm glad I was bought it, it left my skin feeling lovely and smooth and would recommend it. It will last me ages as you only need a small amount. The only problem I have is the price tag of this body butter and £13 is out of my budget but a friend of mine loves the body shop so for Christmas I bought her a gift set and this body butter was one of the products included with another 3 or so and I only paid £10 for the set (although I think when I bought it was reduced from £15) so maybe its worth looking at the cost of gift sets if they have any available before buying this separately.
The body butter from The Body Shop is probably one of my favourite items from the retailer. I have found that they leave my skin so soft and the quality of the product greater than from other companies. Plus they offer a wider array of fragrances that mostly smell delicious; almost good enough to eat.
** Body Shop **
The Body Shop is a beauty store offering a wide range of beauty options in a range of scents to suit most people. Their products tend to be of good quality/ They have many ranges of skin care, bath and body, feet, make-up, fragrance and a section just for me . These can be bought in-store or online.
** Using the Body Butter **
As I have mentioned I love the Body Shop butters and this one is no different. I received it as a gift at Christmas as part of a set.
You can smell the lovely strawberry scent when you unscrew the lid. It isn't a horrible, sickly sweet, artificial strawberry smell that you can sometimes find but rather a lovely sweet that almost smells good enough to eat.
You do sometimes need more effort to get the butter out the pot than you would with other body butters. It is more like a butter than a cream. But it does come out nice and thick. Despite the thickness it does spread nicely over the skin and absorbs quickly. But you will notice a shiny film over your skin. This does go eventually once the remaining cream has been absorbed into the skin.
You don't need too much of this product to get a smooth, soft result. Once the cream is on the skin and starts to absorb it almost instantly feels smoother. I tend to save it for the driest areas of my skin as the butter is more expensive and the rest of my skin doesn't need it. Though it is also good for a treat for the rest of your skin as well. Especially the likes of your arms and legs which tend to be out more. I get really dry skin on my arms - especially in winter - but the body butter really softens the skin. There are very few products I trust to use on my dry skin.
** Price and Availability **
This can be found in most Body Shop stores or bought directly online. The 50ml tub is £5 or you can buy the better value tub of 200ml for £13. It is definitely worth the price tag for the quality of product you get. I don't like spending more than I have to, especially when it comes to beauty products. It is one of the products that I am willing to spend more on just because it works so well. And if you are using it only on the driest parts of your skin then it will last longer.
The online store often has offers on so it is well worth keeping an eye out for them.
** Overall **
I would definitely recommend this body butter. It smells lovely and is a great quality product. Whether you have dry skin that you'd like to clear up or just want treat yourself then it is a wonderful item. Or if you are looking for a gift for someone they are great products to treat someone else to.
I love the Body shop body butters, there are quite a few different fragrances to choose from and when I walk inside the shop it has such a beautiful smell because of all the different variety of nice smelling product. I love the smell of Strawberries and so I bought this one.
It comes inside a large circular plastic tub which has a screw off lid. The butter inside is a fairly solid cream but not a solid one, it is set inside the tub. It has a beautiful soft texture and one which is extremely smooth. It has a very strong smell of strawberries and a sweet, fruity smell, it isn't an overpowering smell. The colour is also a very pretty pale pink colour.
It is very easy to apply to the body by just smoothing the fingertips over the butter and applying it to the areas you may want to moisturise. It is easy to scoop a small amount at a time from the tub too with no problems. I just apply a small amount to my elbows because I don't need too much on this area. I apply the same amount to my knees and feet too. The small amount is an adequate amount for these areas in my opinion.
When I apply it to the rest of my body, I apply a larger amount and just gently massage it into my skin. It smells devine while applying it and rubs in really well in no time at all. It feels nice on the skin and extremely soft. This butter doesn't take that long to absorb into the skin and it only takes around 5 minutes or so to completely soak in.
After it has fully absorbed, my skin feels extremely soft and smooth. It feels really moisturised and well nourished. I have very dry skin but I don't need a lot of this butter to help it feel soft. it doesn't feel sticky or tacky after applying it or when it has dried. It just feels very smooth. My skin feels velvet like for a good few hours after using the butter and I find I don't need to top up during the day with this one because the quality of it is extremely good and it holds the moisture well into my skin and leaves it in a good condition. I am in my 50's and so my skin is becoming a lot drier and I do need a butter or body lotion which gives a lot more moisture to my skin and this one fits the bill perfectly in my opinion.
It contains Community Fair Trade shea butter. The shea butter helps nourish dry skin and this one is designed for anyone who has normal to dry skin. I have very dry skin but this one works really well for my skin. I hate having very dry skin because I often have to moisturise more often but this one I only have to use both morning and night after my showers. It does leave my skin with a really healthy glow and it looks well moisturised.
The fragrance is apparent a long time on the skin after it has dried and it does have staying power. It is a little pricey for some people but the amount in the tub is 200ml and so quite a lot and because you don't need a huge amount, it means the tub does last a very long time with regular use.
It costs £13 for a 200ml tub and although this price may sound expensive, the tub does last a long time and it is worth it, I have bought body butters from this shop a few times when this butter has been on offer and half the usual price but I paid full price this time for this one. It may not be affordable if you are on a low budget but it would be a nice one to place on a wish list for a gift for Christmas or a birthday.
I have found it hasn't irritated my skin or left any rashes and it is more than suitable for my very dry skin. I will most definitely buy it again in the future because it gives my skin all the results which I expect from The Body Shop body butter.
I highly do recommend this one if you love the smell of strawberries and love a sweet, fruity smelling butter. I don't think this one would be a disappointment.
Also on Ciao under my user name pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I love the smell of strawberries and love the Body Shop's strawberry range.
The body butters are one of the Body Shop's best known and most popular items. The body butters give you hydrated skin for 24 hours after application and most are suitable for all skin types.
This body butter comes in a red tub with a screw lid. The lid is easy to open and the screw lid is handy if you're using the product in the shower. The body butter that I own is the same design as the picture above, but they have recently changed the packaging. The The butter itself is a pale pink and smells faintly of strawberries. The strawberry scent isn't too sweet or overpowering. The butter contains Shea Butter (which is Fairtrade, a nod to the ethics ad beliefs that the Body Shop was founded on), Strawberry seed oil and Cocoa Butter to help soften skin and is suitable for all skin types, but is particularly nice if you have dry patches of skin.
To use this body butter, you just scoop out a small amount of the butter and rub into damp skin after your bath or shower. It melts easily into your skin but I find that it's better to use too little than too much. This butter leaves my skin really soft and the strawberry scent does really last. It's more of a hint of the strawberry scent than a fragrance, it's hard to describe really. I do love this product, as it smells so nice and leaves my skin really moisturised.
The full ingredients are:
Aqua (Water) (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum parkii (Shea Butter) (Emollient), Cyclomethicone (Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Theobroma cacao (Cocoa Butter) (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Fragaria ananassa (Natural Additive), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Fragaria chiloensis (Strawberry Seed Oil) (Natural Additive), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Rosmarinus officinalis (Natural Additive), Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Caramel (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).
Full price for this is £13 but The Body Shop often have offers on the body butters, or there's always some online discount codes floating about. There is also a 50ml available in store for £5 if you want to try the smaller butter before splashing your cash.
I have been suffering from dry skin over recent months and have been going though a frankly ridiculous toileteries stash to try and combat this. I received this as part of an Body Shop apology basket from my next door neighbour when his builder drilled through the party wall - he also paid to have it fixed.
Luckily, this body butter is fruity in scent and I do love fruity. I also adore strawberries. Match made in heaven, huh?
First, the upsides.
The tub is easy to open, even though I do have a problem with my wrist. It screws tightly enough that the butter remains in good shape between uses and is nicely does what it says on the lid in design.
The butter is quite light for a body butter. It is cool and refreshing to the skin and seems to leave a subtle gleam to it after application. There is a visible moisterising effect, with the dryness eased and the skin looking happier and healthier after use than before it. The effects also do last for several hours, as does the scent.
The scent in delicious. Literally. Sniffing it makes me peckish. It does smell of strawberries.
Which brings us to the problem.
It smells like strawberry jam. Now, I do like strawberry jam, though I prefer raspberry or apricot. But I do prefer it on my toast or in a steamed pudding. This product makes it smell like I have had a tragic jam butty accident all over my arms and it is quite disconcerting.
The jam theme should not be a surprise, as the product does use pressed strawberry seeds to help provide the moisterising effect and this they do - aided and abetted by shea butter in the foruma - though not as well as the Shea Body Butter stable mate. The problem is that the end product smells like it comes from jam.
And this is not good for the diet and is very distracting.
If the moisterising effect made this worthwhile, I would put up with being hungry. However, while it does have a good effect, there are better available for the same price from The Body Shop and cheaper elsewhere.
And this is not a cheap product. £13 for 200ml is not inexpensive.
It does smell nice. It does make the skin gleam and feel moisterised. It does use some fair trade ingredients as well as using by-products which would otherwise be wasted, which is good, though the green and natural credentials of the Body Shop are not what they were back in Anita Rodick's day.
But it is not the most moisterising body butter in the range and is best suited for those whose skin tends towards normal rather than dry, and it is not inexpensive.
And it makes me smell like jam. Which is disconcerting,
Which added together is why I am marking it down.
May be cross-posted to Ciao.
I've brought odd bits from the body shop over the years but I always found it quite expensive for what it is (I was more of a boots buyer) however I was given a small strawberry gift set for Xmas 2012 and it included a small pot of this body butter which I loved so much I went and brought a big set in the sale!
On its own you can get 50ml for £5 or 200ml for £13. There are a wide range of gift sets that have this body butter and include shower gel, soap etc, these start from over £10 to over £20. My first pot of this was a xmas gift but I was lucky to buy a big set (worth close to £30) in the sale for £9 just after xmas. If you are buying items from the body shop its worth searching for money off discount codes as these can go up to 40% off the price and are usually available for in store and online purchases.
The packaging to the body butter is simple but easy to open and use, keeps it smelling fresh and doesn't leak. The body butter smells absolutely fantastic, hence why I brought myself more after xmas. Its smells just like real strawberry's and is not synthetic smelling in any way (like some are). Applying to the skin is very easy and its absorbed easily without feeling greasy or heavy. The good thing about this body butter is that a lot goes along way so no need to apply loads to get good coverage. these left my skin smelling grwat and feeling great. I would definitely recommend this to those who love really fruity body butters, for me its definitely one of the best in the body shop range. The gift sets would make a great gift for a female friend or relative. If buying get whilst on offer and you wont regret it!
I don't tend to buy a lot from The Body Shop but one item I do like to buy on a regular basis is their body butters. A prefer strong and fruity fragrances so one of my favourites is the Strawberry fragrance.
The body butter is available in store and online, the recommended retail price for a 50ml pot is £5 and for a 200ml pot is £13, I class this as quite expensive for a body cream but the Body Shop always have loads of great online offers such 40% off or reduced the 200ml tubs to £5 so I always tend to stock up then. Also, if you buy online, there are normally some fantastic cash back offers available too (about 15%!)
The butter comes in a bright red screw top shallow pot. I love fruity fragrances and as soon as I open the lid, the lovely aroma of fresh juicy strawberries hits me, the fragrance is really realistic and not artificial like some other brands I have used in the past. The cream it a pale pink and has a nice thick consistently (just like butter). Applying is really easy as I find that the butter just glides over my skin, it absorbs really easily and I don't have to worry about letting it dry before I get dressed.
The results are that my skin feels silky soft and hydrated all day long; I tend to suffer with particularly dry skin on my lower legs, but this really helps them, my legs still feel soft and hydrated at the end of the day. I find that the larger 200ml tub lasts me a good couple of months. The fragrance is long lasting too which I love, at the end of the day, I can still smell the fruity aroma on my skin.
Overall, I would recommend this, but I despite the regular offers, because of the RRP I would only give 4 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
I think it's safe to say, I am a huge fan of The Body Shop products. However, being quite expensive, body butters and such like, are a thing for a treat rather than an everyday occurrence. I do purchase the make up I wear on a daily basis from there though, as my skin doesn't seem to like certain ingredients in other products. Upon purchasing my foundation and powder from The Body Shop last time, I was rather thrilled to be informed that because I had spent over a certain amount on make-up (I think it was £20), I could choose a full sized body butter for free! I decided on the cherry one, only to be informed that it had been discontinued! So, with the assistance of the testers, I decided on the strawberry one.
With an extra body butter in hand, off I went on my merry way to test it out that evening! The pot is the same as all the others, but for those who are unaware, it's a large round plastic pot, coloured red, with the Body Shop logo printed on the top. The design has been updated since the picture of the product above, and now has one large strawberry on the lid, with the logo in the middle and no wording on the lid. The wording is now on the side, along with the capacity of the pot (200ml) and all the safety information contained underneath in one of those peel back booklets. Opening it up is easy, it unscrews well and doesn't get all greasy round the thread like some do.
Sticking your fingers in the pot, you can tell how thick and moisturising the product is and you can feel it getting to work straight away! The smell is lovely, it really does smell of lovely strawberries, but not in a fake, sickly-sweet kind of way. Rubbing it into your legs is rather satisfying, because it's so rich and it does its moisturising thing. The great thing about this product is that after application, it doesn't leave your skin claggy! Also, this butter is super on those extra dry places like elbows and knees. I have notoriously dry skin and this leaves even my skin feeling lovely, soft and moisturised.
These butters are priced at £13 for a 200ml tub normally, however, the Body Shop does have sales where you can get them for half price, so it's worth keeping an eye out for such a good offer and stocking up when they're on offer. As I mentioned, I got this one for free, which I was over the moon about, as even for such a fab product, £13 is a bit steep for me, so they are normally an occasional treat. When you have opened a butter, they last for quite a long time. Although I use a fair bit on my scales, sorry, skin; this pot has lasted about a month as the effects last a good while!
Overall, an excellent product.
About October time last year I was lucky enough to come across a glitch which was happening on the Bodyshop website, due to the glitch I ended up getting a few body butters at a highly reduced price, I had wanted to try them for some time but the price had put me off so this was my chance.
I have always love fruity scents and so this body butter was an obvious choice for me. The body butters are from Bodyshop although you can buy other versions of body butters all over the place, these ones costs £13 for 200ml or some fragrances are available in smaller 50ml tubs for £5. Body shop often have offers running and if you order online from they will email you so it is well worth keeping a look out as then you can pick these up more cheaply.
The body butter comes in a red plastic circular tub and has a screw top lid on it, there is the name of the brand and of course the name of the product on the tub with the weight and a picture of some juicy strawberries. On the underneath of the tub there is a peel off sticker which has the contact details for Bodyshop and the list of ingredients which of course is always handy if you have any allergies.
The butter inside the tub is really lovely and thick and you can smell the strawberries as soon as you remove the lid, the cream is pink in colour and you only need to dip your finger in the tub and the cream will cling to your finger helping you to get just a little out of the tub at any time.
The butter rubs into my skin really easily, it soaks in well and doesn't leave the skin damp or greasy at all. After using the butters I find that my skin is beautifully soft and smells absolutely gorgeous and as the butter goes such a long way it is actually a pretty decent value if you buy the bigger tub.
I really love the fact that this product leaves my skin feeling so well nourished and the smell lasts ages on my skin which is a must from me as I like to think I always smell nice, the scent is fruity and sweet but not sickly sweet.
I give this body butter 5 stars as there is nothing bad to say about it.
I have being using The Body Shop body butters for around four years now.
I always buy them whenever they're on offer or if I want to treat myself I might buy one at full price if there isn't an offer on at the time as I do think that they're worth the price tag because they're really good quality and all of them smell amazing (I must have tried every single different fragrance!)
One of my favourite body shop body shop butters would have to be the strawberry one, and I especially like using it during the summer because it has that gorgeous summery scent to it, although the fragrance gives me a brief reminder of summer whenever I do use it during the winter which is nice!
The body butter has the same thick, luxuriously creamy consistency as all of the other body butters from the body shop. It's a pale pink colour and it comes in a round red plastic tub which has a screw-on top. The tub is medium sized, it contains a lot of product and will last me for about a month if I use it everyday which makes it worth the retail price of £12.
The body butter although really thick doesn't feel heavy on my skin or clog my pores up, I only need a small blob for a large amount of skin and it rubs into my skin easily. It doesn't leave any residue or greasiness or a thick layer on my skin, it completely sinks in really quickly and my skin is left feeling soft, smooth & any dry patches are instantly moisturised and left smooth and looking much better.
I get dry knees in the winter and this helps a lot. It is really gentle on my skin and has never irritated it. The smell is like sweet strawberry jam without being too foody, it actually smells a bit like a perfume as its a strong fragrance and it lingers for absolutely ages. I love how it leaves my skin feeling and the smell is amazing so I would definitely recommend this body butter!!
I received this in a strawberry Body Shop gift set at Xmas and couldn't wait to try it. The deep red tub labelled with fresh strawberries makes it quiet obvious to tell what the product inside is. The product contains strawberry seed oil, cocoa butter and shea butter to moisturise skin.
The pot unscrews and you are presented with a pale pink putty which smells edible. The strawberry fragrance is quite strong, but not synthetic. Butter is an appropriate name for the product, as the moisturiser is so thick it does not move in the pot! By simply wiping your fingers across the butter you gather enough product to apply a light covering to the skin. There is no need to dig the fingers in and pull out huge lumps of the product - a little goes a long way. The butter glides over the skin, instantly moisturising and completely absorbing within minutes without leaving a sticky residue.
This is very moisturising, more so than other lotions and creams I have used - great for the cold winter months. Despite being quickly absorbed, for me this is definitely a night time product as even with a light covering, if feels a little heavy on the skin. The fragrance does linger on the skin for hours too, so it can interfere with perfume and other scents you may wish to wear.
The butter is designed for normal skin and I have not experienced any irritation after using it for several weeks. This can be bought separately from the Body Shop for £13.00 for a 200ml tub. This is more expensive than regular moisturisers, but a little does go a long way. I would estimate that even with daily usage of this, it would last around 3-4 months.
This is lovely to use and adds a bit of sweetness to my bedtime, but I don't think I will be paying for a pot of this at full price!
I adore using fruit scented body and skin care products such as shower gels and scrubs, and have many favourite products from The Body Shop that feature regularly in my skincare routine. I was delighted to receive a beautiful gift set from The Body Shop that contains several gorgeous products with fruit-based fragrances for Christmas, and have thoroughly enjoyed working my way through the whole collection. This review discusses my experiences of using "The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Butter."
The Strawberry Body Butter is available to purchase in a few sizes, but the tub that I have is 200ml in size and the current retail price for this is £13.00. I do think it is worth mentioning that The Body Shop's range of Body Butters are often subject to promotional offers, so it may well prove beneficial to use these opportunities to stock up on such products, rather than shelling out the full purchase price. Additionally, the product can be purchased online at www.thebodyshop.co.uk although postage costs apply.
The packaging is in keeping with most of the other Body Butter products that I have tried from The Body Shop in the past, comprising of a round flat tub with a screw-off lid on top. The tub is a deep red colour and there is an attractive label to the lid which details the image of a juicy looking strawberry, so there is really no doubt as to the scent of this particular product. I think it is worth noting too that I have never experienced any real difficulty with removing or replacing the lid on the tub, even though I suffer with limited mobility and weakness in my hands, as a result of poor health.
The butter itself is very thick, and this is evident even before it is removed from the tub, thanks to the thick, almost 'solidified' texture and consistency that the butter carries. It is a lovely soft pink colour and I have to confess that it looks extremely soft and luxurious, based on its appearance alone. Even as soon as the lid is removed from the tub, I am able to experience the most gorgeous scent of fresh strawberry that is wonderfully inviting.
I tend to use a Body Lotion or Body Butter product after showering or bathing, and the Strawberry Body Butter has been my product of choice lately. It's not difficult to work out why, as the Butter feels so creamy and rich, offering a luxurious feel as it smothers my skin with its silky balm.
I tend to scoop only a small amount of Butter from the tub with each use, as I find it spreads very easily over the skin, meaning that less of the product is required to achieve great results. This makes the product feel very economical, and my experience of using The Body Shop's Body Butters has taught me that a little goes a long way, meaning that the tubs last quite long, and so this makes the rather high price tag feel more justified, as a result.
I find too that the Body Butter is quite rapidly absorbed, surprisingly so, given the thick, creamy consistency, which you could be forgiven for assuming is greasy or leaves a thick 'slicked' feeling and appearance on the skin's surface. This is not the case at all, and I can almost feel my thirsty, dry skin 'drink' up the moisturising balm as it is spread over the skin's surface. This is quite a contrast to many other brands of Body Butter that I use on a regular basis that feel rather too thick and so leave a sort of 'tacky' residue on the skin's surface. This is inconvenient, time-consuming and rather annoying as it means I am reluctant to get dressed until the product feels completely absorbed into my skin. These annoying side-effects are nowhere to be found with The Body Shop's beautiful Butters, thankfully, and I find that I am able to get dressed at the end of my everyday 'skincare' routine, which is much more favourable, for obvious reasons. These results allow the Strawberry Butter to feel much more convenient for me to use.
The gorgeous aroma of the Body Butter is surprisingly strong, and is of course evident as the product is smoothened over my arms and neck. The sweet smell of strawberry is completely refreshing, I have found, which has made the product feel extremely pleasant to use on the cold and dark winter mornings we have been experiencing lately. There is a rather uplifting quality to be found from using the product, or that is how it has felt to me at least, and this aspect of the product alone would probably find me repurchasing it for myself again in the future. I like too how the sweet strawberry scent never takes on the familiar 'sickly' edge that other strawberry-scented bath and body products often contain. This can feel 'heady' very easily and I find it rather off-putting, so I was pleased to note no such annoyance with The Body Shop's alternative.
The scent lasts well on my skin too, whispering its presence for several hours following the application and subsequent absorption of the product on my skin. This allows it to feel slightly more 'delicate' than other strawberry products that I have tried before, that felt much more 'robust' in their scent, giving them a rather 'synthetic' feel that I can't confess to finding particularly enjoyable. The Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter feels much more natural to me, and this is something that I have found with most of the Fruity-Scented Butters that I have tried from the range in the past, and I admit that this result is much more appealing to me.
The moisturisation properties to be found from the Strawberry Body Butter are second to none; not only is skin completely softened after application, but I find the effects are quite long-lasting, with the soft and supple effects being evident for a good few days after each application. This result in itself is enough to warrant a recommendation from me, but the fact that the product causes nothing in the way of aggravation or irritation to my sensitive skin - and in particular, the troublesome eczema which 'flares' easily - is a huge and very welcome bonus for yours truly. It is true to say that many products - particularly those with a strong scent to them - can often aggravate my sensitive skin, but no such unwelcome side-effects have been evident from using this gorgeous Body Butter.
For the reasons outlined in this review, The Body Shop's Strawberry Body Butter comes with my full recommendation, together with full marks in the Dooyoo product rating score, as I have experienced only positive results and think it is a really beautiful product that has earned each and every penny of it's higher-than-average price tag in my opinion. In addition, the gorgeous aroma and excellent moisturisation properties to be found from the product are second to none in my opinion. I love it, and have nothing negative to report whatsoever.
Ok so I picked up this body butter about a year ago because it was on offer just before christmas. I've always been a big fan of body shop items but tended to avoided them due to the price and the shop itself. I tend to avoid going into their stores purely on the basis that as soon as you walk through the door there is a sales assisstant ready to pounce on you, they try and get you to buy things you dont want or look over your shoulder as you browse and it can be very off putting. You can buy online but I think that defeats the point, the reason I like the body shop is the array of smells and seeing all the products on display.
As I mentioned above I'm not to keen on the prices of their items as £13 for a 200ml pot of body butter seems a ridiculous price even for how nice it is however they have a sale on at the moment (online and instore) where it is priced at £4.55 which seems like a much fairer price, however when you shop online the price in the sale comes up as costing £6.50. However I still think this is a fair price and I will be popping out later today to stock up on many different flavours and scents.
I love the fact the have a huge range of scents including fruits and nuts and all are as delious smelling as the last. The scent stays long after you rub the cream in, the majority of the time it lasts all day.
The body butter leaves my skin feeling AMAZING and really moisturises to make skin feel smooth and healthy. The strawberry body butter is for normal skin some of the other flavours are for other skin types but I feel it doesnt do a lot of harm is you use a normal skin on dry skin etc.
The body butter comes in a red circular pot (red for strawberries) and has an image of the strawberries on the lid. On the back there is a label with the ingredients and storing instructions on. It also states that they are against animal testing which I love about the body shop. I do try to avoid buying products tested on animals but a lot of the time I dont have time to be checking all the labels. With the body shop none of the items are tested on animals and it is stated clearly on the packaging.
The butter itself is a light pink colour and quite thick. This means you can pick it up easliy and it rubs in just as easily. You dont need a lot of product to cover your body as mine has lasted a year. It rubs in easily and makes my skin feel hydrated all day.
I would 100% recommend this to a friend I have not found a single fault with it, I would buy again but only if on sale. I am giving this 4 stars. I would give it 5 stars if it were cheaper.
I am a big fan of Body Shop body butters - even though I think they are overpriced! I always buy these when they are on special offer as a result - and luckily the Body Shop seems to have frequent offers on! There are plenty of different butters in the range including both fruity and nutty fragrances. My preference is for fruity fragrances, and this strawberry body butter is up there with my favourites...
At full price, a 200ml tub will cost you £13.
Juicy new design
All body butters come in 250ml tubs with screwtop lids, and I see from the Body Shop website that these have been redesigned, and the labels now depict a large version of the key ingredient on the lid! So if you look for this in-store or online, look out for the big juicy red strawberry adorning the lid! This body butter promises to melt straight in to leave skin feeling soft and smooth for 24-hour hydration. It is designed for normal to dry skin. The key ingredients are strawberry seed oil, and community fair trade shea and cocoa butter.
As soon as you unscrew the lid from the bright red tub, you can smell the delicious, sweet cream inside. It is a pale pink cream and you can tell to look at it that it's a lovely, rich cream. Scooping up a small amount, the cream is indeed very thick, and you don't need to worry about this dripping through your fingers, as it really does have the texture of butter taken straight from the fridge. Yet despite this rich texture, it sinks into the skin almost instantly with little hassle - in fact just as the Body Shop says, it really does melt into the skin! I rub it from neck to toe and I find it leaves skin feeling gorgeously soft and smooth, and beautifully moisturised. I don't have dry skin but I do think that this would help a lot if you did have a few problem areas. But best of all is that wonderful scent! Fruity products often run the risk of smelling a bit sickly, but this one really doesn't. It has a lovely sweet fragrance, which is definitely of strawberries. It is strong and noticeable without being unpleasant, cloying or overpowering. For me, the smell is just perfect and I personally love it!
Another massive bonus is that the scent lingers for hours after application - I can apply this first thing in the morning and still get a whiff of it in the evening. I think this long-lasting moisture and fragrance helps to justify the high price.
Overall I love this body butter and it certainly one I will keep buying again and again - but only when it's on offer as I do maintain that, however nice it is, it is very expensive!
===Why I Bought It===
I love the Body Shop body butters but had never tried the Strawberry version before. However I had bought the strawberry soap a while ago which had a very good fragrance so when this was on offer on the Body Shop website I decided to buy it. It was meant for my present drawer but then I gave in and used it for myself!
(Packaging updated since the image above was added - the tubs now have a single strawberry on the lid. However my packaging was the same as above.)
Comes in a lovely dark red tub with a screw-top lid. Security sealed with clear plastic band around the lid until first opened.
Body Shop Strawberry Body Butter.
Has a large label on the lid with images on many strawberries..
With strawberry seed oil to moisturise - for normal skin.'
Has sticky label on the bottom - states to use within 12 months.
Made in the UK, 'AGAINST ANIMAL TESTING'.
Store in a cool place.
===Other Strawberry Items===
* Beautifying Oil
* Hand Cleanser Gel
* Body Lotion
* Body Scrub
* Shower Gel
* Lip Balm
* Body Mist
===Support Community Fair Trade===
* Cocoa Butter
* Shea Butter from Ghana.
Cost is £13 if bought at full price - but I buy on line and there are often special offers where you can pick it up much more cheaply. I bought this for £3 a while ago in their Clearance section.
* Fruity smell
* Very moisturising
* Long lasting
* Bargains when on special offers
* Can be used all over
*Cost can be a bit expensive if bought at full price
I now well and truly love these body butters and find them the best moisturisers I have ever used.
This Strawberry Body Butter was bought at £3 for my present drawer but I have found my feet were feeling so dry I just had to dig in and use this one for myself.
I have not had this variety of body butter before but I did have some of the soaps last Christmas which I found very pleasant and with a nice aroma.
This body butter is a pale pink colour and both in appearance and smell resembles either strawberry ice cream or yoghurt - it is delicious . The texture is very thick and it is almost solid in the tub - you can turn it upside down without anything moving at all.
On opening the lid there is a very strong sweet smell. I use this mainly for my hands, feet, arms and legs. I find this takes a while to soak in and I prefer to apply it before going to bed. The smell is a delicate fruity strawberry aroma. As with the other butters it is very moisturising so you only use a little and even after showering the next morning when you are drying yourself you can feel that your legs are more moisturised.
The smell is very pleasant and not overpowering in a sickly sort of way so would not interfere with any perfumes you used.
I think my favourite body butters so far have been the grapefruit and satsuma, but unless you try the other varieties you never know - and for £3 I think it is very good value.
The body butters are definitely the best moisturisers I have used for texture, staying power and moisturising properties.
Personally I could not afford them at full price so I keep an eye out for special offers on the Body Shop website and then stock up - supposedly as presents but I do have to have a little treat now and again for myself as well.
I have loved all the body butters I have tried in their different ways - probably apart from the Aloe one which, being for sensitive skin, I had not realised had no fragrance - but that was my mistake.
4 stars - would have been 5 but a bit expensive at full price - so keep an eye out for bargain offers.
Aqua (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Glycerin (Humectant), Cyclopentasiloxane (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Theobroma Cacao Seed Butter (Emollient), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier), PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cyclohexasiloxane (Conditioning Agent), Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Lanolin Alcohol (Stabiliser/Emollient), Phenoxyethanol (Preservative), Parfum (Fragrance), Methylparaben (Preservative), Fragaria Ananassa Seed Oil (Natural Additive), Propylparaben (Preservative), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Tocopherol (Antioxidant), Benzyl Alcohol (Preservative), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Cinnamal (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil (Emollient), Caramel (Colour), CI 14700 (Colour).
For Normal Skin / An intensive creamy all-over body moisturiser, offering up to 24 hours moisturisation with a sweet berry fragrance / It contains moisturizing strawberry seed oil and Community Trade shea and cocoa butter /